Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lawrence of Arabia"(1962)
Posted on 12/15/2013 11:02:13 AM PST by ReformationFan
It's in two parts:
Ooo thanks...my #1 movie. Will have to send link to my gf who also loves Lawrence. She even travelled to Jordan in the 80s to see Wadi Rum and other sites.
I still have the plastic wrapped VHS 2 tape version of Lawrence of Arabia. I better head to eBay, it may be worth something. :-)
Gunny Hartman: “I don’t like the name Lawrence...only faggots and sailors are called Lawrence! From now on you’re Gomer Pyle!” Pyle: “Sir, yes sir!”
The digital restoration of Lawrence of Arabia on Blu-ray is absolutely stunning and worth adding to one’s video library.
Wow, can’t believe whole movie on there.
Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
He was an English guy
He came to fight the Turkish
Peter O'Toole was absolutely fabulous in Lawrence of Arabia, a great movie all around. (Ever notice that any movie with Jack Hawkins in it is great?!?) ONLY O'Toole could have done Lawrence. The role belonged to him completely.
Thanks for all the hours of great entertainment and acting, Peter O'Toole. God take you.
“ONLY O’Toole could have done Lawrence. The role belonged to him completely.”
Agreed. He should’ve won the Oscar that year for Best Actor instead of Gregory Peck IMHO.
Enjoy it before Youtube makes them take it down.
They say “There’s no accounting for taste.” I guess that’s true. I’d prefer having a colonoscopy to watching anything with Peter O’Toole.
True...that happens a lot. Friend clued me in that Runaway Train was on YT the other day and got to watch that one again. Jon Voight, another great actor.
No! A German flick??!?
I rather watch the Rifleman or a Peter O’Toole flick than anything with most of today’s celebs(especially Alec Baldwin or Smiley Virus) in it.
No it’s in English. That’s just a German Video poster for it.
Hawkins plays Khufu the Pharaoh while a 23 year old Miss Joan Collins plays his scheming and villainous 2nd wife Nellifer in it.
Here’s the trailer for it-
Peter O’Toole died yesterday, the day after my dad died, btw.
Lawrence of Arabia is a great film because there are zero female speaking parts, so it all makes sense.
Jack Hawkins is one of my favorite actors. I saw him last night in THE BLACK ROSE.
He was given the short shrift in ZULU.
I bet it is. I got the blu-ray for “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and it looked so clean and new. Like something being videotaped in the next room.
Indeed. I was initially going to post another film but then I saw the news story about O’Toole’s death and thought this would be the more appropriate selection for today’s feature. Plus, I just happened to pick Becket last week. Strange.
Is the lionization of T.E. Lawrence deserved? Wasn’t he a Pan-Arabist anti-semite? It would be much better for the Western World if Turkey maintained control over the region and not Arab nationalists.
Fair question. I admire this film more for its cinematic qualities and achievements rather than its political perspective.